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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Summary

As we’ve seen in this chapter, there’s a lot more to preparing for a deployment than merely gathering up the software and installing it. Many of the most important steps are the so-called “soft decisions” and the proper presentation of the project to the decision makers. This includes not only those who make the technical decisions but those who make the financial decisions as well. It’s critical to understand the needs of the business and to determine how Lync Server 2010 can address those needs in the best manner. By aligning the technology solutions with the business drivers, one can greatly increase the chances of getting the project approved and of implementing it successfully.

The goal in the preparation phase should be to build ...

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